Wednesday, May 13, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

Under the scaffolding of the still-climbing, window-blocking Chang hotel on 4th Ave and 13th St, huge wraparound Armani Exchange ads...

...attract a graffitied message from a passerby: "Luxury is killing mankind."

From the department of crazy fascinating comments, a reader writes about the P&G neon sign: "a staff person told me the neon exists and that adam sandler offered them 1 million for it."

New East Villager moves above McDonald's, gets upset about french fry smell, commenters suggest litigation. [AT]

Bloomberg's henchmen in Willets Point harassing the guys at Bono Sawdust? [QC]

A note on the name of Boulud's Bowery restaurant, DBGB: "the early-on matter of a cease-and-desist from the owner of the CBGB name has been resolved, and Boulud negotiated full rights to the name." [Grub]

Provincetown Playhouse demolition update. [BB]

In The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn, Ellen Levitt looks at what became of the borough's ex-shuls, some of which became synagondos.

At Elite Shoe Repair on 10th, closed by fire, you may now pick up your shoes:


EV Grieve said...

I'm SHOCKED to hear someone moved in next door to a McDonald's and has to contend with the smell.

Bowery Boogie said...

wouldn't that be criteria for not moving into that apartment? just sayin.

Anonymous said...

Bowery Boogie, by your own criteria then you should not have moved to the LES from your parents suburban home 2 years ago? just sayin.

hntrnyc said...

Is Bloomy the Robert Edwin Moses of our time? Perhaps that is a no-brainer, I just had to ask.....